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4670K down clocking Itself

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So I Installed Windows 8.1 to give it a go and after setting up everything and then Installing Samsung Magician for my SSD to set up Windows for it then I then Of course went into System Management -> OS Optimization and selected "Maximum Reliability" and then re-booted the system. 

 

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Upon doing that it created a new Power Profile called Samsung High Performance.

 

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Then after doing all this I loaded up CPU-Z to just make sure everything was as expected and for the last few days I thought it was then I realized after watching a Tech Video last night that Haswell CPUs down clock themselves when they are barely doing anything and I remembered that with just CPU-Z Open my CPU Was running on 3.8 GHZ not the 800MHZ I should be seeing and this was doing it on Windows 7 as well.

 

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So I did a bit of googling and found out that this could be either due to something that I disabled in the BIOS (Which I didn't) or it could be in the power options in windows which lead me to go poking around in that Samsung High Performance Power Plan and I found this...

 

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So I copied the Minimum Processor State number from the Power Saver Power Plan which was 5% and changed it so it now looks like this.

 

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Now I had CPU-Z open when I did this and I noticed that my CPU Turbod Down.

 

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Now I was wondering if I did this right and I havn't just done some Janky ass fix and if I am missing something to why it was never turboing down or if I did it correctly and if that will cause any CPU issues at all?

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One of my old CPU does that. It's just to cool down the CPU.. a way to save energy... but when it needs high processing power, it burst back to it's original spec...

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Selecting High Performance power mode will make your CPU run at full speed. Keep it on balanced and it will down clock to 800 MHz, and clock up when there's load on the CPU. 

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Selecting High Performance power mode will make your CPU run at full speed. Keep it on balanced and it will down clock to 800 MHz, and clock up when there's load on the CPU. 

 

I got that bit but I was wondering if what I did by changing the minimum speed down to 5% was the right way to get it to down clock to 800MHz again while keeping all the other settings samsung magician made in tact.

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I got that bit but I was wondering if what I did by changing the minimum speed down to 5% was the right way to get it to down clock to 800MHz again while keeping all the other settings samsung magician made in tact.

you should be fine, this is what I am doing on my desktop as well (I have the 4670). You just edited the windows power profile and leaving the drive optimized for reliability.

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